Awards Celebration Recognizes Distinguished Alumni and Exceptional Faculty
Purdue Veterinary Medicine awards for
distinguished alumni and outstanding
teachers were presented to four recipients at
the annual Awards Celebration that was held
during the Purdue Veterinary Conference
Wednesday evening, September 9, in the
Purdue Memorial Union North Ballroom. Dr.
Pete Bill (PU DVM ’80, MS ’85, PhD ’90), PVM
assistant dean for academic affairs, teaching
and learning, and professor of veterinary
pharmacology, and Dr. John Schnarr (PU
DVM ’70), owner of the Irvington Pet Clinic
in Indianapolis, received the 2015 Purdue
Veterinary Medicine Distinguished Alumnus
Awards. The recognition of the honorees
included the presentation of videos about each
recipient. Click here to view the video about
Dr. Bill; click here to view the video of Dr.
Also honored at the event were Dr. Sandy
San Miguel (PU DVM ’93, MS ’94, PhD ’97),
E. Plue Outstanding Teacher Award; and Dr. John Christian (AUB DVM Honors ’82, PhD ’92), associate
professor of veterinary clinical pathology and director of the Clinical Pathology Laboratory, who received the
Alumni Faculty Award for Excellence. Banners recognizing each recipient were displayed on stage during the
ceremony and have been placed in the main Harrison Street entrance to Lynn Hall for the coming year.
2015 Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog
A record turn-out for the 2015 Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog
helped organizers raise a total of $3,667 for the Purdue
Veterinary Medicine PetSafe Program, which provides
emergency shelter for pets whose owners are affected
by natural disasters, domestic violence, or severe health
issues. Held on Saturday, September 12, at the end of the
Purdue Veterinary Conference week, the Dr. Skip Jackson
Dog Jog attracted nearly 190 runners along with 90 dogs.
Congratulations to event organizers Sarah Fisher (DVM
Class of 2018) and Ashleigh Cournoyer (DVM Class of
2017) and their team of volunteers!
The Dog Jog is named in honor of Dr. Horace (Skip)
Jackson, professor emeritus of veterinary physiology and
biochemistry (pictured left with Katie Horzmann, who
received the Largest Dog award for her dogs Keira and
Galt), and is one of the longest-running traditions of the
Purdue Veterinary Conference.
Dean Willie Reed with (left-right) Drs. Pete Bill and John Schnarr, recipients of the Distinguished
Alumnus Award; Dr. Sandy San Miguel, recipient of the Raymond E. Plue Outstanding Teaching
Award; and Dr. John Christian, recipient of the Alumni Faculty Award for Excellence.